Date: 19 Jan 2016 (Tue)
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 7, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK
Prof. Robert Lee (Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, Brown University)
Mr. Jonathan Cortez (PhD student, Department of American Studies, Brown University)
Miss Christina Ho (MA student, MA programme in Public Humanities, Brown University)
Miss Andrea Ledesma (MA student, MA programme in Public Humanities, Brown University)
These speakers will describe a graduate level course and the digital project on Asian-American family photographs that will come out of it. This seminar confronted the problem of Asian American invisibility in U.S. public culture. The popular “model minority” narrative about (primarily East) Asian Americans has effaced radically different trajectories of migration, community formation and racializations as well as sharp contradictions of class, gender, and sexuality. We will study different strategies and projects deployed by Asian American communities to confront, remember and memorialize these struggles
Conducted in English.
All are welcome. No registration is required.